Top 10 Best Scooters For Offroading
Today, we will introduce you to the ten best off-road electric scooters this year, so you can choose which best suits you in terms of features, design, and price.
But before we do this, let’s start with the basics.
What is an Off-road Electric Scooter?
Most off-road electric scooters will ride through grass, gravel, hills, dirt trails and even rocky paths. It is important to note that some off-road electric scooters perform better on certain terrains due to various factors, as we will see under each scooter shortly.
With that in mind, our research is based on the price and performance of the mentioned off-road electric scooter in their ideal terrain.
Without further ado, the following are our ten best scooters for off-roading in 2022.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 – Best Overall Off-Road Scooter
- Max Speed: 45 mph
- Battery Life: 3 years/ 500 charge cycles
- Charging Time: 12 hours fast charging/ 20 hours regular charging
- Max Travel Range: 75 miles
- Weight: 101 pounds
- Motor: 1200W dual motor/ max output 5400W
- Max Rider Weight: 330 pounds
Starting us off is the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11. This 100-pound brute has an impressive top speed of 45 mph and a single-charge range of 75 miles to match. We have seen several electric scooters from Kaabo, but this is hands down their best yet!
Wolf Warrior 11 runs on a powerful 2400W dual electric motor with a maximum power output of 5400W. It is so powerful it pushes the scooter to an exhilarating speed of 14mph in just under 2 seconds. Impressively, it clocks its top speed of 45mph in just a little over 10 seconds. If you thought that was impressive, wait till you read what it does off-road.
This burst of speed needs a good pair of brakes to match. This machine features a dual hydraulic brake system with ventilated callipers similar to what you would find on high-performance motorbikes. The effect of this is a smooth, controlled stop even at high speeds. These brakes are perfect for off-road as they minimise the possibility of falling over from sudden stops.
The Wolf Warrior 11 will easily achieve a range of 75 miles on a single charge under ideal conditions. However, if you like to ride hard, it will run for 46 miles on a single charge.
The average electric scooter can only manage the same range on eco mode, so Wolf Warrior’s numbers are still impressive. This is possible thanks to a powerful 2100Wh battery from LG. The source of the battery speaks volumes about its quality.
Speed and range alone do not qualify an electric scooter to be an off-roader. An off-road electric scooter should be able to withstand the kicks of uneven terrain while offering a smooth ride at the same time. Therefore, the built quality should be of the highest standards.
The Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 does not disappoint on this front. The frame is sturdy and can withstand a constant battering from the worst terrain imaginable. The deck is spacious and strong enough to accommodate up to 330 pounds in weight. It has a firm rubber layer to keep the rider planted on the scooter regardless of the riding condition.
The Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 starts to show off as we move to the tyres. It is one of the very few scooters that come with an option for off-road and on-road tyres.
The buyer gets to choose their preferred tyre type during the purchase process. The on-road tyres are 11-inch tubeless pneumatic pair that transfers the brute force of the 5400W motor to the asphalt to prevent the scooter from skidding.
What we are most interested in, though, is the off-road tyres. They are a pair of 11-inch knobby tyres with deep treads for maximum grip. They will get you through any off-road condition imaginable. They have better traction on loose materials such as gravel and have fewer chances of running flat.
Wrapping it up for the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 are a pair of heavy-duty hydraulic shocks fitted to the front tyres and dual spring shocks fitted to the rear tyres. The level of comfort provided by this suspension is unmatched. The ride quality is smooth on flat surfaces, grass, dirt trails, cobblestone roads, and even rocky terrains. There is enough ground clearance, so you don’t have to worry about scraping the underside of the e-scooter.
The Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 will set you back around £2500. While the price is not low, it is deserved considering the build quality and premium parts.
Nanrobot D6+ – Best Cheap Mid-level Electric Off-Road Scooter
- Max Speed: 40 mph
- Battery Life: 500 charge cycles
- Charging Time: 10 hours on single charge/ 5 hours on double charge
- Max Travel Range: 45 miles
- Weight: 77 pounds
- Motor: 1000W dual motors
- Max Rider Weight: 330 pounds
Up next on our list is the reliable Nanrobot D6+ from Nanrobot. It was their flagship off-road electric scooter until recently when they introduced the Nanrobot LS7+. All the same, the Nanrobot D6+ still punches above its weight when it comes to off-roading.
It is powered by a dual 2000w brushless motor that impressively gets the scooter to a top speed of 40 mph. Each wheel is fitted with a 1000W motor that allows dual drive or single drive mode. The single motor or eco mode will get you more mileage, while the turbo mode will get you more power and speed.
A powerful 50V 26Ah lithium-ion battery gives this scooter an incredible range of 45 miles on a single charge under ideal conditions. The range will reduce depending on how hard the rider pushes the scooter.
The Nanrobot D6+ has deservedly earned its place among the best off-road electric scooters, and here is why.
The ride quality on this gentle giant is enviable. Thanks to an impressive build that gives the scooter a premium feel, this is made possible.
The frame is made of aluminium alloy, bringing the total weight of the scooter to around 77 pounds. Arguably, this is one of the lightest portable off-road scooters you will find in the market. The frame is sturdy and strong enough to withstand vibrations and the impacts of riding on uneven terrain.
A large enough and strong deck is firmly saddled on the base of the frame giving the build a fluid feel. It is covered in rubber for maximum grip and can handle up to 330 pounds in weight.
The entire structure sits on two 10-inch off-road pneumatic tyres. These tyres provide unmatched comfort on both even and uneven terrain. They blend knobby and slick tyres, which allow for use on-road and off-road.
There’s an option to buy the Nanrobot D6+ with either hydraulic or disc brakes. It will cost you an extra £100 for the one with hydraulic brakes. It is a dual brake system meaning both wheels are fitted with a brake disc. While there is no notable performance difference between the two braking options, the hydraulic version is more durable.
One of the reasons the Nanrobot D6+ prominently features among the best off-road electric scooters is its C-type suspension system. It comes fitted with front and rear hydraulic spring shock absorbers. You can easily jump over 20-inch obstacles and effortlessly land thanks to the hydraulic spring suspension. The suspension system offers reliable comfort and stability over uneven terrain.
Depending on the brakes and extras chosen, the Nanrobot D6+ will cost you between £1500 and £1800. When you consider what it offers, it makes it into our list of best-priced off-road electric scooters.
Inokim OXO – Best Looking Off-Road Electric Scooter
- Max Speed: 40 mph
- Battery Life: 300-500 charge cycles
- Charging Time: 13.5 hours
- Max Travel Range: 68 miles
- Weight: 74 pounds
- Motor: Dual 800W hub motors/ 2600W peak
- Max Rider Weight: 265 pounds
Off-roaders should look mean and rugged, but the Inokim OXO appears to have missed that memo. It is classy, beefy, and has a cool name to boot!
Inokim OXO is the most powerful off-road electric scooter from Inokim. Some of you may have heard of them, some not. Before you brush them off, they are a major player in the electric scooter industry and have been in the game since 2009.
The Inokim OXO has two 800W hub motors, each fitted to either wheel. Each motor has a peak power output of 1300W, meaning the Inokim OXO runs on 2600W of power at full throttle. As a result, the Inokim OXO has a top speed of 40 mph. As standard, the speed is limited to just 14 miles an hour but can be unlocked to achieve the maximum speed possible.
Additionally, the Inokim OXO uses an acceleration control mechanism that stifles the amount of power sent to the wheels. Even with the throttle pressed to the end, the Inokim OXO slowly picks up speed rather than lurch forward as expected. The acceleration is awkward and will take some time to get used to.
The Inokim OXO draws its power from a robust 60V 25Ah lithium-ion battery. Besides running the electrical circuit, the battery has an impressive single-charge range of 68 miles. This figure depends on various aspects, including the rider’s weight, ride style and terrain. Expect an acceptable range of around 25 miles when riding at full throttle.
So far, the Inokim OXO sounds like a regular electric scooter; what makes it good off-road?
One impressive aspect about the Inokim OXO is its hill-climbing ability. The controlled acceleration allows the scooter to gain speed on hills without losing power steadily. It can get up a 10% grade hill comfortably at 15 mph, which is very practical on dirt trails.
Moving on to the build quality, it isn’t just good-looking but also firm. The frame is stylish and feels sturdy even with the folding mechanism. The deck is large enough to accommodate two feet in a standing position. It comes wrapped in rubber for extra grip and comfort on rougher terrain.
The makers have given this scooter a maximum carrying capacity of 265 pounds, but it feels like it can accommodate more than that.
You need good brakes to go off-road riding. Inokim OXO comes with dual adjustable hydraulic brakes from Zoom’s famed manufacturer. These are some of the best brakes in the market for electric scooters. They work well on all terrains bringing you to a stop when you need to.
Then there is the suspension system. The Inokim OXO rocks a front and rear suspension. The adjustable arm suspension provides an unmatched comfort on some of the most unforgiving terrains. It is so good you can get up a mountain path without putting your foot on the ground.
This being an off-road electric scooter, you would expect it to come standard with off-road tyres. Sadly that’s not the case. It features 10-inch pneumatic tyres on the rear and front. These tyres are not suitable for going off-road as they have poor traction. However, you can install similar-sized knobby tyres for a complete off-road electric scooter.
For around £2000, the Inokim OXO packs more than enough premium components to warrant its price tag.
Razor RX200 – Best Cheap Electric Off-Road Scooter
- Max Speed: 12 mph
- Battery Life: 3-5 years
- Charging Time: 12+ hours
- Max Travel Range: 8 miles
- Weight: 46 pounds
- Motor: Unspecified chain-drive motor
- Max Rider Weight: 154 pounds
At first glance, the Razor RX200 may not look like an electric off-road scooter. Typically, we like to associate anything off-road with beefed-up suspension, high ground clearance, knobby tyres and a rugged look. The Razor RX200 looks like something you would find in a Star Trek movie set. However, don’t let the futuristic design fool you. The Razor RX200 is a worthy off-road electric scooter by all means.
A respected leader makes it in the electric scooter sphere, the Razor Company. The Razor RX200 is as simple as good old metal and rubber fun.
RX200 runs on a chain-driven motor, unlike your typical off-road monster. It offers a maximum speed of 12 mph, which is quick enough but safe for kids.
Impressive enough, the Razor RX200 has a disc brake fitted to the rear wheel. A dual 12V SLA battery with a single-charge ride duration of 40 minutes supplies power to the scooter. It backs off-road abilities with dual 8-inch pneumatic knobby tyres that provide enough traction to tackle hills and dirt roads.
Although not officially stated, its intended target is kids over 13 years. Adults who weigh less than 154 pounds can still have a go at it for fun.
You can get your kids one at an affordable price of around £240.
Dualtron Ultra 2 – Most Practical Off-Road Electric Scooter
- Max Speed: 62 mph
- Battery Life: 2-4 years
- Charging Time: 5 hours quick charge/ 11 hours double charger/ 23 hours single charger
- Max Travel Range: 87 miles
- Weight: 88 pounds
- Motor: 1500W dual BLDC motors/ 6640W peak
- Max Rider Weight: 330 pounds
Shifting gears, we take a look at the monstrous Dualtron Ultra 2. It is a 2021 release from Mini Motors and is the second most powerful off-road electric scooter on our list with a 6640W motor. It is an upgrade to the legendary Dualtron Ultra that instantly became a darling to scooter lovers when it was released a few years ago. We can only imagine what the Dualtron Ultra 2 has in store for us!
The 6640W power output results from two 11-inch brushless hub motors fitted to the front and rear wheel. The two 1500W brushless motors can churn out a massive 6640W maximum power output with the help of new 40A controllers. This outrageous power output translates to a top speed of 62 mph.
Acceleration doesn’t disappoint either, as the Dualtron Ultra 2 can get from 0 to 30 mph on first gear. It is not only fast and quick off the line; it generates sheer brute force to ascend hills of 30 degrees gradability with ease.
At 62 mph, you will need a good quality pair of brakes to bring you to a safe stop. This e-scooter rocks dual mechanical disc brakes fitted to the front and rear tyres. The ideal brake system would have been hydraulic, but the addition of ABS covers up for the mechanical disc brakes.
It’s a no-brainer; a 6640W motor will need a battery to match. The Dualtron Ultra 2 has a massive 72V 30Ah battery capable of running the motors for 87 miles on a single charge. Of course, this will depend on the riding mode and a host of various factors. The battery still achieves a respectable 30-40 miles on a single charge when pushed to the limits.
At first glance, the Dualtron Ultra 2 looks like a typical off-road electric scooter. There are no prominent features to imply this gentle beast packs enough power to jumpstart a dying star. The build is simple. The handlebar and stem are similar to what you would find on an entry-level scooter. It is not rugged and lacks that beasty look but don’t let it fool you; it is as tough as they come. It is made from aviation-grade aluminium alloy and can withstand sustained pummelling from the harshest terrains.
While the design is simplistic, the components are of premium quality. Everything is bolted together firmly, so there is no worry of losing a part or bolt when you tackle mountain paths.
At the base of the frame sits a large enough deck capable of accommodating two people in a standing position. This does not mean you should ride the scooter with an extra person on it as it is not safe. Like most scooters in its category, the deck is covered in rubber for extra grip and comfort. The maximum weight this scooter can support is 330 pounds.
The rigid frame sits on two ultra-wide tubeless pneumatic tyres measuring 11 inches in diameter. They have deep threads which provide extra traction on hills and roads with loose chippings. They make light work of uneven terrain but sadly are noisy on flat surfaces. If you intend to use the scooter on all terrains, you will need all-terrain tyres.
The Dualtron Ultra has the smoothest suspension system yet fitted to an electric scooter. A sleek rubber cartridge system is fitted to the front and back tyres of the scooter. This system works like a charm by giving a smooth ride on any imaginable off-road surface.
At 88 pounds, this is not the lightest scooter around, but the extra weight provides stability and keeps the scooter planted to the ground. It is also one of the premium scooters available and will set you back a whopping £2500. However, this is not a recommended first scooter as the power needs a scootering experience.
Kaabo Mantis Pro – Best Mid-level Off-Road Electric Scooter
- Max Speed: 40 mph
- Battery Life: 2- 3 years
- Charging Time: 8-12 hours
- Max Travel Range: 33 miles
- Weight: 65 pounds
- Motor: Dual, 1000W BLDC motors
- Max Rider Weight: 330 pounds
Let’s tone down and shift our focus to the reserved Mantis Pro. Yet another brainchild of Kaabo, the Mantis Pro is a balanced electric scooter that offers a little bit of everything in one serving. Let’s get right into why this electric scooter makes it into our list of ten best off-road electric scooters of 2022.
A trend is beginning to form regarding the motor arrangement on off-road electric scooters. Yes, you guessed it right. The Mantis Pro is no different as it features a dual-motor configuration, with each wheel hosting a 1000W brushless motor. The combined result is a more-than-enough 2000W power output which propels the scooter to a top speed of 40 mph. It is also quick off the mark and will take less than 3 seconds to get to 20 mph.
At such ludicrous acceleration, you will need a formidable pair of brakes. The Mantis Pro features dual disc brakes that are fully hydraulic. As mentioned before, hydraulic brakes offer better performance and are suitable when riding off-road. In addition, there is ABS and programmable dual electronic brakes that are very efficient.
The Mantis Pro draws its power from a 60V, 25Ah Lithium-Ion battery. It boasts a single-charge range of 45 miles. This company’s given number is subject to change depending on prevailing conditions. Still, the Mantis Pro will achieve a respectable 33-mile range per charge when ridden at maximum settings.
The build quality on the Mantis Pro is top-notch and will thrive on rougher terrains. The frame is made of heavy-duty metal, which will withstand drops and rough rides. The maker spared no coin in the design of the Mantis Pro, as evidenced by the high-quality material used in the components. The components are tightly fastened to the mainframe to prevent vibrations or squeaky sounds when hitting off-road terrain.
The deck is sturdy and can support up to 330 pounds in weight. It is also spacious enough to accommodate two feet in a standing position without constantly readjusting positions on long rides. Finally, it is draped in a customised Mantis rubber mat for increased grip on wet conditions.
The Mantis Pro runs on what can be considered all-terrain tyres. We use the term ‘considered’ because it is suitable for mildly even terrains like dirt roads and grass. The lack of deep threads renders it almost unusable on extremely uneven terrain. They are 2.5 inches wide and measure 10 inches in diameter. As expected, they are pneumatic to provide a forgiving ride.
What arguably qualifies the Mantis Pro to feature on this list is its dual coil spring. Its effect on the Mantis Pro cannot be compared to any other. The magic lies in how the swing arm holding the tyres absorbs shock through the spring coils. Riding on uneven surfaces feels like gliding on air as the spring coils absorb every bump the tyres hit.
The Mantis Pro will cost around £1799 – £2299 depending on the year of manufacture and battery pack variant.
Apollo Ghost – Best Entry Level Off-Road Electric Scooter
- Max Speed: 37 mph
- Battery Life: 4 years/ 600 charge cycles
- Charging Time: 6- 12 hours
- Max Travel Range: 39 miles
- Weight: 64 pounds
- Motor: Dual 800W motors/ 2000W peak output
- Max Rider Weight: 308 pounds
We love the Apollo Ghost’s design. It looks like something that would feature in a Dakar rally series. The rugged design alone is enough to make you ransack your wallet for your credit card. The Apollo Ghost would be it if there were a template for an off-road electric scooter.
The proud owners of the Apollo Ghost are none other than Canada’s leading scooter manufacturers, the Apollo Scooters.
And it is not all about looks for the Apollo Ghost. This engineering marvel ghosts all the other similarly priced scooters in performance. As you can tell by now, it rocks a dual 800W brushless hub motor with a combined peak power output of 2000W. Although official figures indicate a top speed of 34 mph, independent tests have clocked it at 37 mph. The Apollo Ghost is not just fast but also quick off the line, with an acceleration of 0-25 mph in a little over 5 seconds.
A powerful motor is only as good as its hill climbing ability when considering the off-road capabilities. Unfortunately, the Apollo Ghost falls short with a hill climb grade of 25 degrees against the recommended minimum of 30 degrees. However, this does not limit its off-road abilities, as we shall see later on.
A 2000W motor requires a good enough braking system to handle all that power. Apollo Ghost combines the power of a dual disc braking system and regenerative brakes to stop the scooter when needed. You can either get the hydraulic or mechanical variants at different prices.
An impressive 52V 18.2Ah Lithium-Ion battery is at the centre of works for the Apollo Ghost. Under conservative settings, it pushes the scooter to an enviable range of 39 miles on a single charge. It will still cover a respectable 14 miles on one charge.
A standout feature for the Apollo Ghost is the superb built quality. Its frame is made of forged aluminium which makes it sturdy enough to withstand all forms of beatings. Be it by mistake or design, the hollowed-out base of the frame gives the scooter a mean and rugged look that is synonymous with off-road vehicles. Cleverly, this design wins by significantly reducing the scooter’s general weight. At 64 pounds, it is the lightest scooter in its class.
The deck is generously spacious and will provide a comfortable ride for long distances. It is lined with two grip strips, unlike the full rubber mats we have seen on the other off-road electric scooters on this list. This is meant to improve the overall aesthetics but largely comprises the rider’s grip. You can get an aftermarket grip pad if your footing gets too slippery when riding.
You can comfortably saddle up to 308 pounds of weight on the scooter without compromising its performance.
The Apollo Ghost rides on two 10-inch all-terrain tyres. The air-filled tyres provide excellent traction and damping for a smooth ride over relatively uneven terrain. These are not off-road tyres but will still provide a stable ride over uneven surfaces.
Still, the Ghost will struggle to navigate rougher terrain as the tyres aren’t specialised for such. You can fit knobby tyres for that ultimate off-road experience if you are an off-road enthusiast.
The dual spring suspension significantly elevates the Apollo Ghost’s off-road abilities. The rear and front spring suspension compresses and depresses swing arms attached to either tyre for a smooth ride on rough terrain. Better yet, you can adjust the stiffness of the suspension to your liking with a simple Allen wrench. The ground clearance is big enough to get you through obstacles such as carbs without lifting the front wheel.
The Apollo Ghost retails for a competitive price of around £1400.
Techlife X9 – Fastest Off-Road Electric Scooter
- Max Speed: 62 mph
- Battery Life: 600 charge cycles
- Charging Time: 11-20 hours
- Max Travel Range: 74 miles
- Weight: 121 pounds
- Motor: Dual 1600W motors/ peak output 7000W
- Max Rider Weight: 330 pounds
Techlife X9 is another beefy and rugged off-road electric scooter that makes it into our list. The reason is its brute power and performance off-road. It has reserved its place among the most powerful electric scooters, and rightly so.
It runs on two brushless hub motors, each producing 1600W of power. Each motor has a peak power output of 3500W which translates to a combined staggering 7000W peak power output. This mind-boggling figure means the Techlife X9 can comfortably hit its top speed of 62 mph with ease. It’s crazy.
To help you understand how insane this scooter is, the speed limit for vehicles on major highways worldwide is around 65-70 mph. It accelerates just as quickly as it goes, reaching a speed of 37 mph in a measly 6 seconds!
Does this motor transfer the same power when tackling steep inclines? Absolutely! And it does so with so much ease. The official climb angle is 35 degrees, but user reviews show it can handle steeper inclines. There is no terrain big enough for the Techlife X9.
How do you stop an insane beast hurtling down a road at over 60 miles an hour on tyres the size of your outstretched palm? You slap two 160 mm hydraulic brakes to the rear and front tyres. The 160 mm discs brakes from Zoom have more radiating surface translating to better braking performance.
The Techlife X9 leaves nothing to chance, especially the battery. It has a 72V 32Ah LG MH1 battery to run the scooter for 74 miles on a single charge in eco mode. The Techlife X9 has an incredible range of 56 miles on regular mode, which is way better than most electric scooters on conservative mode.
The build quality on the Techlife X9 is impeccable. The frame is aluminium and can handle any battering you throw its way. The components from the handlebar bar grips, lights, display console to the throttle all ooze of class. Everything is fitted tightly into place, and it will take quite a beating before you hear any squeak.
The deck is expansive and provides a very comfortable ride over long distances. Like the Apollo Ghost, aesthetics take precedence over comfort and safety when it comes to deck grips. It has two thin strips of grip materials running on either side of the deck.
Techlife X9 comes with standard road tyres as stock, but there is an option to switch to tougher, deep threaded, and knobby off-road tyres at an extra fee. The off-road tyres will transform the Techlife X9 into an all-terrain conquering juggernaut. However, the standard tyres perform just as well on rougher terrain and on-road. They are inflatable and measure 11 inches in diameter.
The scooter is fitted with a responsive dual spring suspension on the rear and front tyre. The swingarm and spring relationship again comes to play, resulting in a stable ride over uneven ground.
If not the best, the Techlife X9 ranks among the best off-road electric scooters found anywhere. It’s worthy of every penny in its £3200 valuation based on its build quality and performance.
Nami Burn-E – Most Powerful Off-Road Electric Scooter
- Max Speed: 60 mph
- Battery Life: 4 years
- Charging Time: 4 hours fast charging/ 8 hours normal charge
- Max Travel Range: 90 miles
- Weight: 103 pounds
- Motor: Dual 1500W motors/ 8400W peak
- Max Rider Weight: 330 pounds
Yet again, we set our eyes on the top echelons of the electric scooter world to unearth a gem so precious it broke 16 records. It is none other than the new-kid-on-the-block Nami Burn-E.
NAMI outdid themselves with the release of the Burn-E electric scooter. The record-breaking beast took no time announcing itself amongst powerful electric scooters available. There was no way the Burn-E would miss our list of the best off-road electric scooters of 2022. Here is why:
The Burn-E runs on a powerful dual system motor peaks at an unbelievable 8400W. Each hub motor has 1500W power output, which, when combined and injected through 50Ah controllers, peaks at the 8400w phenomenal production. What this translates to in terms of speed is equally insane.
The Burn-E, or “Viper’ as it is popularly called and as shall be referred to for the rest of the article, has a top speed of 60 mph. It is so quick it will get up to 40 mph from 0 in under six seconds. This raw power shows how capable the Viper is when taken off-road.
A hill test is a good way of gauging the off-road abilities of an electric scooter. How fast and easy an electric scooter tackles an incline will tell you whether it is good to ride off-road.
One of the 16 records currently held by the Viper is the 10% grade test. Another independent test proved that it is the ultimate hill-climbing champion after making light work of 31.5% grade hill.
Brakes are equally as important as power when riding off-road. Quality brakes are needed to tame an 8400W marauding viper. The Nami Burn-E features top of the range NUTT hydraulic brakes that work in tandem with regenerative braking to bring the scooter to a halt when needed.
This brings us to the battery capacity. It has a 72V 35Ah battery that churns out an impressive 90-mile range on a single charge. As you all know by now, the range will depend on several variables. The Viper will cover 54 miles on a single charge, even at its highest setting.
Another crucial off-road parameter is the overall build quality of an e scooter. The Viper is as sturdy and sophisticated as they come. The centrepiece is, by no doubt, the carbon fibre stem. Other than offering rigidity, it assures the customer no money was spared in the making of the Burn-E.
The aviation-grade aluminium frame is durable and firm enough to withstand rides on any imaginable off-road terrain. Components are either screwed, bolted or fitted firmly to prevent any noises while riding.
The deck is wide and long enough to accommodate riders’ feet and still leave some space. Although the deck has grip strips instead of a grip mat, the extra space allows for stable standing positions.
The Nami Burn-E comes with road tyres as stock. They are the standard air-filled 11-inch tyres. While they will get through relatively rough terrain paths, you will still need to invest in proper off-road tyres if you wish to ride off-road.
The suspension system is the Burn-E’s saving grace, given its lack of off-road tyres. They are a pair of industry-leading adjustable hydraulic coil shocks. The adjustability option lets you decide how firm or soft your ride is. It massively improves the ride quality over every terrain but majorly on uneven terrain.
We don’t expect the Nami Burn-E to be cheap with premium features. The £3200 price tag is deserved considering what you get in return.
Uberscoot 1600W 48V Electric Scooter – Most Balanced Off-Road Electric Scooter
- Max Speed: 30 mph
- Battery Life: 250 charge cycles
- Charging Time: 6-8 hours
- Max Travel Range: 12 miles
- Weight: 117 pounds
- Motor: 1600W chain-driven motor
- Max Rider Weight: 265 pounds
Last on our list but in no way the last consideration for the best electric off-road scooter for 2022 is the Uberscoot 1600W 48V. Right off the bat, you can tell what you are dealing with. A 48V battery powers an electric scooter running on a 1600W motor. But the name doesn’t say how balanced and calculated this electric scooter is.
Sticking with the tradition, we first dissect the scooter’s performance on speed and acceleration. While these attributes do not matter when riding off-road, they help gauge the scooter’s performance across various terrains. As the name implies, it has a 1600W chain-driven brushless motor fitted to the rear tyre. As a result, the scooter attains a top speed of 30 mph.
Many would expect a better top speed given the power output, but that would be missing the bigger picture. Electric scooters struggle with a 25% grade incline with better power output. A case in point is the Apollo Ghost.
The Uberscoot 1600W 48V electric scooter cleverly balances its power to enable it to conquer 30 degree inclines with ease. When you visualise off-road terrain, a mountain path is one of the pictures that comes to your mind. Do you now see why the hill-climbing ability of scooters matters?
A top speed of 30 mph is fast enough to require a braking system to match. Impressive enough, the Uberscoot has 140mm dual disc brakes that are super responsive. A clever feature also cuts power to the wheels whenever the brake lever is depressed. So if you are going down a mountain path, rest assured this braking system will keep you from tumbling.
Again we know the 1600W motor draws its power from a 48V SLA battery, but we don’t know what the battery offers. This is an SLA battery rather than a Lithium-Ion battery, which means more power drain will be. As a result, the Uberscoot has a dismal maximum range of only 12 miles per single charge.
The most compelling reason the Uberscoot 1600W 48V scooter made this list is the built quality. If it had an inconspicuous name, you would mistake it for a top-level electric scooter. The design is beefy and epitomises what an off-road electric scooter should resemble. The frame is made of steel and should withstand shocks from rough terrains. The overall built quality is durable and firm enough to handle any terrain.
The deck is rigid and spacious, considering this is a mid-level electric scooter. It offers ample space in standing and seating positions. You heard that right; this scooter comes with a detachable seat. It is draped in plastic rather than the preferred rubber material.
The beefy 11-inch pneumatic knobby tyres are why this scooter is featured in this off-road list. It makes the scooter look fierce, but it offers tons of grip and a smooth ride on bumpy surfaces.
The Uberscoot 1600W 48V electric scooter is way over its head with a suspension system that would go into any top-level electric scooter. It has a front Cam-link suspension and a rear twin shock suspension for a silky-smooth ride.
At only £600, the Uberscoot 1600W 48V electric scooter is an absolute bargain!
A Quick Guide To Buying The Best Off-Road Electric Scooter
What should I look for in an electric off-road scooter?
If you need a scooter for fun purposes, go with whichever one you can afford. For work or daily commute, consider an electric scooter that is easy on your pocket, durable, has a good battery life, loads of safety features, and can handle the terrain in your location with ease.
What are the best brakes for off-road scooters?
What tyres do I need?
The best tyres for an off-road electric scooter would be a beefy, knobby pneumatic tyre, but this is subjective. The one rule that applies across the board is to make sure your tyres are inflatable. Whether to go for a knobby off-road tyre or the regular tyre will depend on the terrain you intend to use the scooter on. Knobby tyres will perform well in large loose rocks and steep inclines but will compromise on speed.
Additionally, knobby tyres tend to be very noisy on paved surfaces. On the other hand, normal road tyres will also work on terrains such as grass, dirt roads, and even surfaces. At the same time, road tyres will struggle in wet, muddy or steep areas.
What about suspension?
In truth, the differences in ride quality offered by the different suspension systems are mild and barely noticeable. Additionally, suspensions are parts that will need repairs or replacement at one time or another.
This makes it a good idea to factor in the cost and availability of the suspension system you are considering. Still, on this, consider your terrain to avoid spending cash on a scooter you may not ride.